S 85 Silver & Grey w/Tech, Coils, Hi-Fi Sound, Parking Sensors, Fog Lamps, Lacewood, HPWC, took delivery 12/21/13, currently approaching 18K miles
1.5 Roadster #425, "Very Orange", second owner, acquired 10/07/14, 12K miles, no options except HPC
I'm driving home to Minnesota for Thanksgiving just because I can.
| 60kwh | Tech | Leather | Pano | Supercharging | Factory Delivery 8/27 |
I travel by air...
To New Zealand, Europe, southeast Asia, Latin America, Alaska's Aleutian islands and so forth. IF I had to travel cross-US for business, I'd probably hold my nose and use commercial airlines. Thank heavens, those decades are behind me.
Otherwise, it's mostly by road.
Attention All Investors: Please THINK about what "Short-Sighted" Really Means!
Attention All Travelers: If half the fun of going is a gettin' there, the other half of gettin' there is going. (GBok)
In thinking about whether California has "too many" superchargers, you have to ask "why is Tesla building out a supercharger network?" It appears that the primary purpose is for marketing. That's why we saw the coast-to-coast network built, so that Tesla could run publicity about being able to drive across the country.
So, is adding more chargers into California going to help with marketing? No California buyer would look at the supercharger map and conclude that there are inadequate charging points (Although there might be lines, those don't show up on the maps). However, in the Northeast buyer would see huge gaps in areas where they routinely drive.The problem is equally acute in other areas, like Ohio or Texas.
I don't buy the argument that Tesla is not resource constrained. To constraining resource is not money, but trained employees. Take a look at the job openings at Tesla. The number is approaching 2000. Some problems can be solved by throwing money at them, others require a dedicated team of professionals. The one cannot always substitute for the other.
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